Cultivate offers one, two and three bedroom residences featuring large floor plans with spacious indoor and outdoor living zones. Common facilities include a central terrace with landscaped gardens and a roof deck with barbecue facilities. Plus, on the ground floor there will be retail and dining opportunities.

The Victorian Planning Authority has approved Heidelberg West as a national employment and innovation cluster. Suburb overview:

  • 30,000 jobs predominately in the education and health and research industries
  • 510 retail stores and approximately 600 diverse businesses providing jobs for local residents
  • 67,800 students attending nearby colleges/universities
  • 130ha of parks and reserves.

Cultivate is centrally located 12km to Melbourne CBD, 30km to the Varra Valley and 80km to the Mornington Peninsula, and surrounded by a range of amenities.


Never has there been a better time to live, work and invest in Heidelberg. Don’t miss this affordable investment opportunity for a priceless lifestyle. Apartments from $290,700.




Playhouse offers spectacular river-side apartments for under $500,000 ready to move in now. Purchase as an investment and you could be claiming tax deductions this financial year.

If you’re ready to go straight to settlement then take a look at Playhouse – a recently completed development positioned on Melbourne’s Yarra River and only 3kms from the CBD.

Playhouse offers perfect apartment living with stunning resident facilities including an indoor lap pool, gym and landscaped podium terrace. It’s located close to retail and cafe precincts, several universities, the Royal Botanic Gardens and more.

One bedrooms apartments from $410,000; two bedroom apartments from $475,000.

Purchase at Playhouse now and you could be claiming tax deductions this financial year. But get in quick. Only a limited number of apartments available.

Take a look around Playhouse



Flagstaff Green

Flagstaff Green is an exclusive residential landmark located in the world’s most liveable city of Melbourne.

With experts predicting Melbourne to have a $1 million median house price by the end of 2018*, now is a great time to be looking at property investment opportunities in Victoria’s capital city. Introducing Flagstaff Green.

Flagstaff Green is located close to everything that matters – the city centre, Melbourne’s education precinct (including RMIT University and the University of Melbourne), restaurants, and cultural and sporting attractions. An easy walk, effortless bike ride or short tram trip is all it takes to get there. Access to the freeway network and airport is just as convenient.

Apartment snapshot:

  • Well-equipped gymnasium and 18 metre heated pool and spa
  • Landscaped rooftop gardens
  • European appliances
  • Residents’ lounge with a fully fitted kitchen and dining area
  • Media room to enjoy a movie or sporting event
  • Exquisitely landscaped courtyard
  • Private rooftop garden on level 15, exclusively for residences on levels 15-20

Location snapshot:

  • 4 mins to Melbourne CBD
  • 500m/6 min walk to Flagstaff Train Station
  • 7 min walk to Tram at King St/La Trobe St
  • 3 mins to RMIT University
  • 4 mins to University of Melbourne
  • Close to restaurants, cafes, parks, retail, culture and entertainment

Take a look around Flagstaff Green.

Flagstaff Green offers one and two bedroom apartments priced from $350,000.


*Source: Melbourne To Have $1 Million Median House Price By End Of 2018, Expert Predicts, Domain



Invest in one of Melbourne’s most coveted postcodes.

Fitzroy North offers modern living with a strong sense of community.

The area offers an abundance of amenities, recreational activities, education facilities and transport options. These include Darling Gardens, Mayors Park, Westgarth Cinema, Clifton Hill and Rushall Train Stations and RMIT University.

Apartment values in Fitzroy North currently hold a 23% premium over Greater Melbourne. Rents in the suburb also hold an average 17.2% premium ($69 per week) against neighbouring suburbs.*

Near the Merri Creek bike trail you’ll find Patch, a unique crystalline structure that makes good use of natural light without compromising on privacy.

Patch offers one, two and three bedroom apartments with prices starting from $379,500.

Take a sneak peek inside Patch.


*Source: Knight Frank Research Report.



Among the trees that line Stony Creek you will find a place to live, share, grow and invest; a place for eternity.

Eternity is a new development of 61 generously proportioned apartments located only 16 minutes from the Melbourne CBD in West Footscray. It’s close to public transport, universities, the Western Health/Footscray Hospital, Highpoint Shopping Centre and more.

West Footscray is Melbourne’s outstanding investment opportunity. Reasons to invest include*:

  • Median unit price rose by an average of 8.3% each year in the ten years to December 2015
  • Rents rose by up to 7.6% in the ten years to December 2015 outstripping growth in Greater Melbourne
  • More affordable than suburbs a similar distance from the CBD at almost $80,000 less
  • 40% of residents are renting compared to 28% for Greater Melbourne.

Eternity offers one and two bedroom apartments starting from $380,000.

Take a sneak peek inside Eternity.

Developer Special^

Rebate of up to $15,000 on selected apartments.


*Source: Urbis Outlook Report
^Terms and conditions apply. Available for a limited time only.


property hotspots

As the year comes to a close it’s time to look ahead to 2017. Which suburbs are likely to become property hotspots? The ParkTrent team have reviewed the current market and come up with five predictions for the New Year.

Can you guess where the property hotspots are located? What do you think the number one suburb is? Read on to find out.

5. West Melbourne, Victoria

Invest in the heartland with sophisticated living in the world’s most liveable city of Melbourne. West Melbourne’s population is set to more than double in the next 16 years, with forecast growth of some 144% through to 2031, which will result in high capital growth.

4. Varsity Lakes, Queensland

Varsity Lakes is ideally located south of the Gold Coast. It’s close to Robina’s town centre and hospital, Bond University, CBus Stadium and only an hour to Brisbane airport. The areas population is expected to double in the next 35 years largely due to the Gold Coast hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

3. Bundoora, Victoria

Bundoora is uniquely placed in Melbourne’s La Trobe University precinct which caters to around 27,000 students. There is an abundance of local facilities such as restaurants, shops, bike paths and more. The anticipated ongoing strong rental demand and high rental yield make this a suburb to watch.

2. Pimpama, Queensland

Pimpama is set within one of the most rapid and dynamic growth postcodes in Australia where residential land is in short supply. The suburb has been selected by State Development as an area of rapid and dynamic growth – a mini CBD and hub between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

1. Ivanhoe, Victoria

Ivanhoe is located 10km from Melbourne’s CBD and in the heart of the renowned hospital precinct. Vacancy rates stand at an impressive 1.92%, and $42.79 million dollars in renewal and redevelopment has been allocated to local projects, suggesting Ivanhoe is a strong performing rental market.

Want to know what listings are currently available in these property hotspots?

Head to the ParkTrent website and search current listings.



Ivanhoe Apartments

Located in a prestigious suburb just 10km from Melbourne’s CBD, Ivanhoe Apartments will be in the heart of the area’s renowned hospital precinct and at the doorstep of all lifestyle amenities. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to invest in the first development of its kind to break the skyline of the idyllic and leafy suburb of Ivanhoe creating dramatic views clear to the horizon.

Ivanhoe Apartments offers excellent connectivity to transport, schools, shops and more, and the area boasts an impressive vacancy rate of 1.92%.

One, two and three bedroom apartments are available with prices starting from $424,500. Anticipated completion date is mid-2017.

Take a sneak peek inside Ivanhoe Apartments

Ivanhoe Suburb Fast Facts

  • 7% capital growth in 2011 and a remarkable 94% capital growth over the five years prior. Learn more>>
  • Average age of residents is 40 – 59
  • 33% of residents are renting
  • Five schools in the local catchment area
  • For a complete Ivanhoe suburb profile click here>>


The developer is offering a 12 month rental guarantee on all one bedroom apartments*.


*Terms and conditions apply.


Connect Apartments

Connect Apartments offers the total lifestyle experience located in one of Brisbane’s strongest investment locations. 

This collection of boutique apartments is positioned in the heart of Brisbane’s inner-north, just steps from lively cafes, restaurants and some of the city’s most popular lifestyle destinations.

Ten reasons to invest in Connect Apartments

  1. 5km to Brisbane CBD – Lutwyche is one’s of Brisbane’s strongest investment locations
  2. Connectivity – Lutwyche is connected to leading transport networks
  3. Housing demand set to increase – Connect Apartments is located within an 8km radius of Brisbane’s top employment growth areas
  4. Economy – Brisbane’s $135 billion economy represents 9% of Australia’s GDP
  5. Strong Capital Growth – Rental yields are outperforming Sydney and Brisbane
  6. Rental Demand – 60% of Lutwyche’s population are renters
  7. Rental Income – Two bedroom apartments are designed to capture dual income from shared living
  8. 9% of full time professionals are looking to rent
  9. Infrastructure – Major road infrastructure proposed. Predicted to be the fastest growing economic sector by 2031
  10. Recent rezoning allows mix use and high-density developments

Watch the video below to learn more.

Developer’s Special

Take advantage of the developer’s special, a $10,000 cash rebate on settlement AND free window furnishings*.

Connect Apartments has been selling fast and there are only a limited number of apartments left. Don’t miss your opportunity to invest in a strong capital growth area.

One, two and three bedroom apartments are available with prices starting from $370,000. Anticipated completion date is October 2017.


*Available on selected apartments only. Terms and conditions apply.


The Mason

Grow your investment portfolio with The Mason, a well priced one bedroom apartment positioned only 5km from Melbourne’s CBD.

This new development located in the edgy Brunswick East. It is within an easy commute to the Melbourne CBD and surrounded by a host of amenities including transport, education, restaurants and recreation activities.

One bedroom apartments start from $372,000. Construction has commenced and is due for completion later this year.

Get in quick. Only a limited number of apartments available.


Reasons to invest in a one bedroom apartment

Demand – Based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, demand for smaller dwellings is likely to grow based on an increase in single and two person households.

Lifestyle – Many people are out to rent for the lifestyle. They are prepared to make trade-offs (like size) to live in a premium location with the convenience of infrastructure (like public transport, shops and cafes) on their doorstep.

Price – A low entry point may be a more financial feasible option for some investors.




ParkTrent Properties Group is pleased to announce our CEO, Ron Cross, has joined the 2UE My Property team every Friday to discuss property investment and more.

The new My Property segment launched on Sydney’s, as well as Australia’s, oldest commercial national radio station on Friday, 5 February 2016 at 2pm. The one hour segment features Dr Andrew Wilson and Tim Webster and covers every aspect of the real estate and property investment market, a topic all Australian’s have an interest in.

“ParkTrent Properties Group is delighted to be partnering with 2UE on this property segment,” said CEO Mr Ron Cross.

“It’s a great opportunity to share my first-hand knowledge and industry experience, and how ParkTrent Properties Group can assist individuals create security and independence through property investment.”

Mr Cross will talk about different property markets, such as Brisbane and Melbourne where there is are an abundance of properties close to great infrastructure. The trio will also field listener calls and answer your property market questions.

“I look forward to speaking with Dr Andrew Wilson and Tim Webster each week and assisting listeners with their property queries and concerns.”

Dr Andrew Wilson is one of Australia’s leading housing market experts. He is also a Senior Economist with the Domain Group and an advisor to the Federal Government.

Mr Tim Webster is a regular broadcaster on 2UE and has previously been a news and sports presenter on Ten News at Five.

Whether you are buying, selling, renovating or just interested in what property is worth, My Property is the program to listen to.

Tune into My Property on 2UE every Friday from 2pm to hear the full discussion, or join Ron’s section from approximately 2.20pm. That’s 954AM on your radio, or listen online through the 2UE website.

If you missed the first episode, fear not, you can listen to the podcast online by visiting the official My Property website show page.

The My Property program is thanks to ParkTrent Properties Group: Think Property, Think ParkTrent Properties Group.